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up·thrust

 (ŭp′thrŭst′)
n.
An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
tr. & intr.v. up·thrust·ed, up·thrust·ing, up·thrusts
To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.
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upthrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)
n
1. an upward push or thrust
2. (Geological Science) geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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up•thrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)

n.
1. a thrust in an upward direction.
2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth's crust.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
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Translations

upthrust

[ˈʌpˈθrʌst]
A. ADJ
2. (Geol) → solevantado
B. N
1. (gen) (Tech) → empuje m hacia arriba
2. (Geol) → solevantamiento m
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upthrust

n (= upward movement)Aufwärtsdruck m; (Geol) → Hebung f
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upthrust

[ˈʌpˌθrʌst] n (gen) (Phys) → spinta verso l'alto (Geol) → sollevamento
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Tented arch consists of one upthrusting ridge, which tends to bisect superior ridges at right angles.
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Yes, I see it all still, the Eiffel Tower, spurting iridescent, phosphorescent fizz skyward, upthrusting like a phallic symbol spraying a nude sky, penetrating the womb of the milky way...